Living with Grief®: Cancer and End-of-Life Care (DVD) addresses care options related to cancer diagnoses as well as loss and grief reactions for patients, families, and professional caregivers.
The book (ISBN: 978-1-893349-11-7) by the same title serves as a companion to the panel discussion, and offers further information on treating cancer when the goal of care is palliative. The latest installment to the Living with Grief® series reviews how a holistic plan of care can allow persons living with terminal cancer to live and die with dignity.
Living with Grief®: Cancer and End-of-Life Care is a 2 hour, 24-minute discussion on the care options related to cancer diagnoses as well as loss and grief reactions for patients, families, and professional caregivers. The teleconference also examines psychosocial aspects of cancer, pain management, and ethical issues related to the disease.
Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, BCD
Malene Smith Davis, MBA, MSN, CHPN
Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv
Richard Payne, MD
Sherry R. Schachter, PhD, FT
Brad Stuart, MD
Living with Grief®: Cancer and End-of-Life Care (book) offers valuable information on treating cancer when the goal of care is palliative. From a historical context of cancer and illness to treatment options, psychosocial concerns, and prevailing cultural attitudes toward cancer, this installment in the Living with Grief® series reviews how a holistic plan of care can allow persons living with terminal cancer to live and die with dignity.
These 14 chapters instruct professionals and caregivers on how to help patients and families better assess their options as life ebbs and understand their grief during and after loss. Doka, K.J. (Ed) (2010) Washington, DC, Hospice Foundation of America, 210 pp. This book is indexed.
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Foreword (Perry G. Fine)
Part I: The Nature of Cancer
1. Cancer: An Historical and Cultural Perspective (Kenneth J. Doka)
2. Cancer and the History of Hospice (Stephen R. Connor)
3. Difficult Choices: Making Decisions When Cure is Not Possible (Stuart Farber)
4. After the Battle, Journeys with Cancer: Changing Metaphors of Illness (Neil Small)
Part II: Treating Cancer
5. Treatment Options in Cancer (Brad Stuart)
6. Complementary and Alternative Cancer Therapies: Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Lynda Shand)
7. Ethical Dilemmas in the Treatment of Cancer (Nancy Berlinger and Bruce Jennings)
8. The Transition to Palliative Care (Brad Stuart)
9. End-Stage Cancer: The Role of Palliative Care and Hospice (Sherry R. Schachter)
Part III: Psychosocial Aspects of Cancer Treatment
10. Guilt and Self-Blame: Coping with Cancer Causation (Kenneth A. Krajewski, Erin S. Costanzo, Matthew D. Loconte, and Noelle K. Loconte)
11. Cancer in Children and Adolescents: Psychosocial Dimensions (Marianne Walsh)
Personal Perspective: Vivienne's Story (Mary Martin)
12. Facing Cancer: The Gender Dimension (Neil Thompson)
Part IV: Grief and Cancer
Personal Perspective: He Was Still Our Child (Karl Snepp)
13. Cancer, Anticipatory Grief, and Anticipatory Mourning (Charles A. Corr)
14. Grief After a Death From Cancer (Kenneth J. Doka)
Personal Perspective: Antonia's Story (Yvette Colon